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Title: Trying out some AnimationLAB
Post by: Bent on May 19, 2009, 05:35:10 AM
Hai, I'm pretty new to AnimationLAB and animation in general, but I just wanted to give it a try.
I guess I'll develop techniques to make it better, hopefully. I do see it is slightly jerky.

Anyways here goes: Piston á lá Bent.

(http://i41.tinypic.com/24e6qh0.jpg)


Oh, yeah. Gifs don't seem to speed up significantly (at least in web browsers) if I increase the Frames per second. They do however if I play them in Quick Time.
Any comments on that one?

It is very hard to figure out stuff about AnimationLAB alone, I might add. I'm just assuming that Winston added nodes, and made them linked to a path, controlled by the middle node that follow a circular path.
I have no idea how to do this though.

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Title: Re: Trying out some AnimationLAB
Post by: Winston Mitchell on May 19, 2009, 09:13:23 AM
I'm just assuming that Winston added nodes, and made them linked to a path, controlled by the middle node that follow a circular path.
The big ends of the rods follow a circular path. The rotation of the rods is calculated so that the small ends fall on their respective linear paths.

Because rotation in TurboCAD is not absolute, I had to calculate the a rod's relative rotation (current frame rotation minus previous frame rotation).
Title: Re: Trying out some AnimationLAB
Post by: Tim Stewart on May 19, 2009, 11:49:29 AM
Nice early example Bent.

Can't wait to see something when you are an expert!

Regards Tim
Title: Re: Trying out some AnimationLAB
Post by: gulfcoastfella on July 01, 2009, 02:49:07 PM
That animation is awesome.  So does Animation Lab include motion constraints, then?
Title: Re: Trying out some AnimationLAB
Post by: KS on January 18, 2010, 11:19:02 AM
Hi

Bent is my son, and I know he is busy with his stydies in England (chiropractor ), and he is very seldom in this forum.

Yes, you can use constraint in AL.

Kai